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About Hout Bay Backpackers

Hout Bay Backpacker Lodge is situated a stone’s throw away from Hout Bay Beach with uninterrupted views of beach, habour and the majestic Chapman’s Peak. The lodge is quiet and comfortable, just 20 minutes from Cape Town and on the public transport route. Our hostel suits budget travellers wanting to experience Hout Bay with its restaurants, harbour, beach, Seal Island, World of Birds and so on; the discerning backpackers requiring a base from which to hike Table Mountain National Park, bike Chapman’s Peak, surf Llandudno; and travellers interested in township tours and meeting volunteers working on community development projects. Local volunteer and language courses are also available.The dormitories all have en-suite bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of six people per dorm and the communal lounge area has DStv and a large fireplace. Knowledgable staff are on hand to advise and assist in planning a vast range of activities for you, including surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, kayaking, hiking trails, top restaurants, wine and township tours, pubs and if that’s not enough, there’s loads of live entertainment.All rooms lead onto private wooden decks with views of Hout Bay Beach, habour and the majestic Chapman’s Peak.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 12 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 36
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Swati (siSwati)


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Availability and pricing

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  • Family/ Double Room Family/ Double Room Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 4 All private rooms have a comfortable Queen size bed and a bunk bed. Beautiful ocean view with tea/coffee facilities.... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Bunk beds see more Double beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Bunk beds, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R950 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Dorm 7 and 8- 6 bed dorm Dorm 7 and 8- 6 bed dorm Sleeps 6 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 2 6 dorm beds. Room is ensuite. Features:  En-suite, Bunk beds, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R440 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • 4-Bed Dorm Room 4 and 5 4-Bed Dorm Room 4 and 5 Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 2 All dorm rooms have 2 bunk beds and are en-suite. Sleeps 4 people. Wardrobe space. Features:  En-suite, Shower over bath, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds see more En-suite, Shower over bath, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
            from R540 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults

              Reviews for Hout Bay Backpackers

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              Gary Cameron
              28 August 2017

              Very well located close to beach and all amenities. Basic but clean and well maintained.

              Rothea Geldenhuys, South Africa
              11 January 2017

              We loved the view from upstairs. the room downstairs was clean and neat. sorry that we and our neighbours were burgled on 1 Jan 2017. the lady was extremely helpful and arranged for us to move to a lovely room upstairs. thank you very much!!!

              Jody van der Westhuizen, Spain
              22 February 2016

              Great views and close to restaurants and bars, taxi service is available and affordable. The rooms are clean and comfortable but the bathroom isn't the one on the website, the shower is almost useless but for the one night it was fine.Establishments Response:Thank you for your response, the bathroom picture on Safarinow does state that it’s a private room bathroom and not a dorm bathroom, I will take a look at the shower and did not realise it had a problem, we hope to see you again in the near future.
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              Cornelia Senekal, South Africa
              12 January 2016

              Our 2 night stay at Houtbay Backpackers was more than I expected. The rooms were clean  and we had everything we needed. I can recommend this establishment to anyone

              Johann Greyling, South Africa
              02 February 2015

              The room we had was very nice and clean, and they even made a heart with rose petals for us, seeing as it was part of our honeymoon. Huge bathroom and comfortable bed. Not bad for a backpackers. Thank you for the stay.

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              Hout Bay Backpackers is 15.3km from the centre of Cape Town , the nearest airport 28.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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